UNICEF’s Message of Hope

Lucy Liu was on hand to help raise money for a good cause.

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UNICEF's Message of Hope 2009 at the InterContinental Hotel was a spectacle to see.
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The keynote speaker for the night was UNICEF Ambassador and actress Lucy Liu.
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The event was styled by prominent Chicago designer Tom Kehoe, with bold kelly green and black accents throughout, along with with theme 'Believe in Zero.'
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Sam Rudman, Debbie Rudman, Amy Brown, and Message of Hope co-chair Rob Brown pose for a picture. UNICEF honors individuals based in the Midwest Region who have personally given $100,000 or more during their lifetimes to support UNICEF's work.
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Michael Silverton, Tom McDonald, Shakeel Abdul, and Anjali Gurnani joined more than 325 attendees at the event. The benefit raised money for the life-saving Accelerated Child Survival Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Joe Silich and Andrea Rochetto came out to show their support.
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The event netted more than $470,000 for UNICEF Child Survival Initiative, whose mission is to reduce the number of children who die every day of preventable causes from 25,000 to zero.
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